Parent Institute in June

Here is information about a great, free event being held June 10-15, 2018!  Parent Institute is for families of children, age 6 months to 5 years with moderate, severe or profound hearing loss in both ears. The Institute brings together families from all over the state.  At Parent Institute, families spend 5 days with the best staff in the field of deafness in the state.  The staff gives information needed to help families make choices along the path of raising a child with a hearing loss. Topics for the week cover:

  • Language development
  • Communication options
  • Hearing aids and cochlear implants
  • Reading to a child with a hearing loss
  • Working with a child’s behavior
  • Working with the school
  • Reading an audiogram and learning about the reports from the audiologist

Children receive audiology, psychology, speech/language, vision and education testing. All are free of charge! It is a week of learning and getting to know others who are going through some of the same things.

Institute is a team effort of: Illinois Department of Human Services: Department of Rehabilitation Services, Illinois School for the Deaf and Bureau of Early Intervention; Illinois State Board of Education; Illinois Department of Public Health; University of Illinois at Chicago – Division of Specialized Care for Children; and other state and local groups for people with a hearing loss.

Call now to join us June 10-15, 2018 at the Illinois School for the Deaf in Jacksonville, Illinois!

For more information about the Institute and to enroll, contact UIC- Specialized Care for Children at:  1-800-322-3722.

Or email: Institute@exchange.dscc.uic.edu.  If your child is enrolled with UIC – Specialized Care for Children, please contact your Care Coordinator.

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